How Employers Can Support Caregivers
For employers looking to attract and retain employees, and control rising healthcare costs this year and beyond, offering benefits for caregivers is critical.
A 2021 survey found that 79% of employees do not have access to benefits to support elderly caregiving responsibilities, but 84% were receptive to the idea of their employer offering a benefit that provided resources, guidance, or support.
Caregiving support or healthcare navigation solutions can guide employees to quality providers and address social determinants of health (SDoH) gaps, and financial and legal matters. Instead of caregivers searching for resources on their own, they are guided to vetted resources that also promote health equity.
Employers may also seek out solutions such as Honor Expert, Papa Health and Cariloop to support employees.
Alight is proud to include Cariloop in our Partner Network, a set of high-value solutions curated to give employers added ease in implementation and integration. Cariloop provides human-powered caregiver support, helping employees plan for and manage the needs of their loved ones— from children to adults to elders. Licensed Care Coaches are available in as little as an hour to guide caregivers through a range of topics, including legal issues, finances, navigating the education system, finding daycare and babysitters, securing community-based resources, and even support with having difficult conversations.